From: John Cowan <>
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:32 PM

On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 3:16 PM <> wrote:

Given that Scheme 48 is 5 years moldering,

Five years is definitely not "moldering" for a Scheme.  As far as I am concerned, it is only moldering if it can't be built in either 32-bit or 64-bit mode, or fails simple tests like <> (and note that there are a few Schemes that only claim conformance to R4RS or lower).

Fair enough.  That its 5 year old tarball with plenty of system interfacing compiles without error on my 64 bit Bionic Beaver system says it's in very good shape.  Except for the lack of a community developing it, which was more what I was getting at....

and scsh 0.6.7 is utterly broken, 13 years moldering, and per the website 32 bit only....

I agree that the 0.6.7 implementation isn't worth bothering with, whereas the 0.6.7 docs are (because they are in effect the only docs).

There's documentation in a format I don't recognize in the 0.7 repository, but I've learned to distrust that version in general.  I'm thinking we shouldn't encourage people to look at the 0.6.7 docs because of its build problems, that so much has changed in the transition to 0.7, and that we're making our own well intentioned changes to the API in this SRFI, and doing out best to find and document issues in the Implementation section.

[ Answered well enough question about SRFI requirement for a  conforming implementation. ]

- Harold